[Samba] which DNS backend ?

John Gardeniers jgardeniers at objectmastery.com
Sun Feb 28 20:25:32 UTC 2016

Hi Rowland,

Would you care to elaborate on that last sentence? I've not seen that 
mentioned before and I'm very curios about your reasons for saying it, 
especially as we're using internal DNS for our two DCs.


On 29/02/16 06:18, Rowland penny wrote:
> On 28/02/16 18:30, Felipe_G0NZÁLEZ_SANTIAG0 wrote:
>> Hello list, I need to know which DNS backend is using my domain 
>> controller. Where can I search to know my backend ? Are there a 
>> command to do this?
> I suppose the easiest way would be to run something like this on a DC:
> wbinfo -u | grep dns
> If you get any output, then you are using Bind9, just where will come 
> from the output. The output will be like this 'dns-DC', where 'DC' is 
> the hostname of the DC running Bind9.
>> Then, I have 2 DCs replicating each other (samba-tool domain join). 
>> Is it possible to have one of them using SAMBA_internal and the other 
>> using BIND_DLZ ?
> Not sure, never tried, I think most people would use the same dns 
> server on all DCs, but from my experience, if you have more than one 
> DC, you are probably better off using Bind9.
> Rowland
>> Regards, Phillip.

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